Robots. Virtual Reality, Animal Exhibits. Flight Simulators. Chemistry Experiments. Math Games. Electronics. Minecraft. Model Car Races. 3D Printers. LEGO Construction. Musical Insturments.
Keynote speaker: James Wynne on Lasers and LASIK surgery invention (12:30pm in the Bell Library)
Visit our very first Chappaqua STEM Fest. Saturday, April 25th, from 10am until 3pm at Bell Middle School. FREE Admission. Check out exhibits from 200 K-12th grade students. Try hands-on activities from our professional exhibitors. Bring a book (science or science fiction) for our Book Swap. And if all of this makes you hungry, there will be food for sale. For more information, check out www.chappaquaPTASTEM.com.
Community Q&A on the Adopted School Budget
The Chappaqua PTA will be sponsoring two Q&A budget sessions for community members to learn more about the 2015-16 budget, which was adopted at the April 15th Board of Education meeting. At each session, Superintendent Lyn McKay and Assistant Superintendent for Business John Chow will be on hand to present a brief overview of the adopted budget. Please join us on Wednesday, April 29th, at 9:30am or 7:30pm. Both sessions will be held in the Seven Bridges Lower Commons. Sessions will not be taped for later viewing.
TUESDAY, MAY 19th BUDGET VOTE—POLLS OPEN FROM 7AM UNITL 9PM
VOTE AT THE HORACE GREELEY HIGH SCHOOL GYMNASIUM – Designated voter parking spots
near the gym will be available.
Please join together with your fellow school district residents to cast
your vote on the school district budget and to fill one seat on the Chappaqua
Board of Education. All budget presentation materials and
the 2015-2016 School Budget Book are available on the CCSD website.
The Chappaqua PTA Executive Committee has unanimously endorsed the
budget process and the budget itself as being both educationally and fiscally
Ballot Proposition about Greeley Cafeteria Renovation
There will be a proposition on the this year’s ballot asking voters to authorize the CCSD to transfer no more than $600,000 from the School Lunch Fund to the Capital Fund for the purposes of renovating and replacing equipment at the Greeley cafeteria. Monies in the School Lunch Fund can be used only for expenditures relating to the food services program (e.g., equipment, furniture, renovations). This proposition will have no impact on the school budget in any way, nor does it affect the tax levy or tax rates. Please CLICK HERE to read frequently asked questions & answers about this proposition.
Are you registered to vote but unable to be at the polls on May 19th?
Do you want to vote using an absentee ballot?
There is still time! You must first submit an absentee
ballot application. Applications may be downloaded from the school
district’s website or
are available in person from the District Clerk, 66 Roaring Brook Road,
Chappaqua, NY 10514. Here are important
dates to keep in mind:
Tuesday, May 12th – Last day to apply for an absentee ballot (if ballot is
to be mailed)
18th – Last day to apply for an absentee ballot (in person)
Tuesday, May 19th – By 5:00 pm, the District
Clerk must have received all absentee ballots
Click here for voter registration and absentee ballot
information. If you have any questions,
please call the District Clerk, Theresa Markley, at 238-7200, x1002, between
8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
the CCSD website (note: not the
homepage; this is the main page under budget information): http://ccsd.ws/district.cfm?subpage=1519979
may be downloaded from the school
district’s website: http://ccsd.ws/files/filesystem/Absentee_Ballot_Application.pdf
Click here for voter
Did you miss the Chappaqua PTA Spring Meeting?
Peter H. Johnston, an educational researcher and consultant to the CCSD, gave a presentation entitled "Opening Minds & Changing Lives." The ways we engage children in literacy and learning, and the language we choose in our interactions with them, influence many aspects of their development, including their social relationships, their intelligence, their self-regulation, and how they handle uncertainty and diversity. Dr. Johnston's talk demonstrated how apparently small changes in the ways we approach learning and language can change children’s persistence and their academic and social futures. Click here for more information.
The strength of our PTA comes from our volunteers. Thank you to everyone who is already generously donating their time & energy. If you are new to our district or if you have not yet had an opportunity to get involved, please do so this year. We welcome new faces and we love new ideas. To get involved, make sure you receive the weekly newsletters your school PTA sends by email & contact PTA leaders with questions.